Set to launch this August, a new masterpiece for the musical Broken Wings will debut at Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, composed by Qatar’s internationally-acclaimed musical composer Dana Al Fardan, in collaboration with West End star Nadim Naaman.
The highly anticipated show, Broken Wings has witnessed a lot of hype, appearing on BBC and Al Jazeera.
Nadim Naaman, who rose to prominence for his work in the hit musical, Phantom of the Opera at the Her Majesty’s Theatre, has collaborated with Dana on the music for this theatre production based on Lebanese-born poet Khalil Gibran’s 1912 masterpiece, Broken Wings. He has played numerous roles in West End as well as in high profile productions such as Titanic, Chess and the 2014 hit revival of Sweeney Todd.
Dana Al Fardan said she was very excited that Broken Wings will debut at the Theatre Royal Haymarket venue in London. She said she can’t wait for feedbacks.
The first single from Broken Wings, Spirit of the Earth, has been featured on BBC Radio and has received rave reviews from critics and listeners in the UK.’
Broken Wings will debut this 1 August and will run for four days at the Theatre Royal Haymarket where Dana will work with a nine-piece semi-staged production orchestra by Joe Davison. Davison has worked with Adele and Leona Lewis.
Nikita Johal, fresh from playing the lead role of Wendla in the acclaimed Spring Awakening at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, will play the role of Selma. The extensive cast also features Adam Linstead as Farris, Soophia Foroughi as Mother, Nadeem Crowe as Karim, Irvine Iqbal as Bishop Bulos Galib, and Sami Lamine as Mansour Bey Galib. Broken Wings also feature Robert Hannouch and Lauren James Ray in the ensemble.
A Broken Wings concept album featuring an all-star cast was released earlier in May. Check this YouTube link to learn more about Broken Wings.